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Abraham Lincoln
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In a certain sense the liberation of slaves is the destruction of property-property acquired by descent or by purchase, the same as any other property. Abraham Lincoln
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One is a majority if he is right. Abraham Lincoln
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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. Abraham Lincoln
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I think that God means that we shall do more than we have yet done in furtherance of his plans and he will open the way for our doing it. Abraham Lincoln
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I believe the declaration that 'all men are created equal' is the great fundamental principle upon which our free institutions rest. Abraham Lincoln
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If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already. It is but a small matter whether you read with anyone or not. I did not read with anyone. Get the books, and read and study them till you understand them in their principal features; and that is the main thing. It is of no consequence to be in a large town while you are reading. I read at New Salem, which never had three hundred people living in it. The books, and your capacity for understanding them, are just the same in all places. Abraham Lincoln
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That our government should have been maintained in its original form from its establishment until now, is not much to be wondered at. It had many props to support it through that period, which now are decayed, and crumbled away. Through that period, it was felt by all, to be an undecided experiment; now, it is understood to be a successful one. Abraham Lincoln
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The best time to stop a fight is before it starts. The best vitamin for developing friends is B1. The best way to destroy an enemy in to make him a friend. Abraham Lincoln
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If I am killed, I can die by once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again. Abraham Lincoln
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In my entire life I have only met four "perfect" people... and I disliked them all. Abraham Lincoln
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You can never trust the authenticity of quotes on the internet these days. Abraham Lincoln
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Shall we stop this bleeding? Abraham Lincoln
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Nations do not die from invasion; they die from internal rottenness. Abraham Lincoln
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When arguing with a fool, make sure the opponent isn't doing the exact same thing. Abraham Lincoln
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I cannot bring myself to believe that any human being lives who would do me any harm. Abraham Lincoln
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Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Abraham Lincoln
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The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Abraham Lincoln
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With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently he who moulds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed. Abraham Lincoln
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If both factions, or neither, shall abuse you, you will probably be about right. Beware of being assailed by one and praised by the other. Abraham Lincoln
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I want in all cases to do right. Abraham Lincoln
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And then, the negro being doomed, and damned, and forgotten, to everlasting bondage, is the white man quite certain that the tyrant demon will not turn upon him too? Abraham Lincoln
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Twenty-two years ago Judge [then-Senator Stephen] Douglas and I first became acquainted. We were both young then; he a trifle younger than I. Even then, we were both ambitious; I, perhaps, quite as much so as he. With me, the race of ambition has been a failure-a flat failure; with him it has been one of splendid success. Abraham Lincoln
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Every head should be cultivated. Abraham Lincoln
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When I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher to the Rule of Three.... The little advanceI now have upon this store of education, I have picked up from time to time under the pressure of necessity. Abraham Lincoln
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The government will support you to the utmost of its ability, which is neither more nor less than it has done and will do for allcommanders. Abraham Lincoln
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I think the authors of that notable instrument [the Declaration of Independence] intended to include all men. Abraham Lincoln
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You may have a wen or a cancer upon your person and not be able to cut it out lest you bleed to death; but surely it is no way tocure it, to engraft it and spread it over your whole body. Abraham Lincoln
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Writing is the great invention of the world. Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln was asked by an aide about the church service he had attended. Lincoln responded that the minister was inspired, interesting, well-prepared, eloquent and the topic relevant. The aide said, "Then it was a good service?" Lincoln responded, "No." The aide protested, "But, Mr. President, you said that the minister was inspired, interesting, well-prepared, eloquent, and that the topic was relevant." "Yes," replied Lincoln, "but he didn't challenge us to do any great thing. Abraham Lincoln
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Laughter is the joyous universal evergreen of life! Abraham Lincoln
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The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves. Abraham Lincoln
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I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruit of his labor, so far as it in no wise interferes with any other mans rightsthat each community, as a State, has a right to do exactly as it pleases with all the concerns within that State that interfere with the right of no other State, and that the general government, upon principle, has no right to interfere with anything other than that general class of things that does concern the whole. Abraham Lincoln
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I hold, that in contemplation of universal law, and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual. Abraham Lincoln
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I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country. Abraham Lincoln
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The Lord spared the fitten and the rest he seen fitten to die. Abraham Lincoln
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I can make brigadier generals, but i can't make horses. Abraham Lincoln
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Sending armies to McClellan is like shoveling fleas across a barnyard, not half of them get there. Abraham Lincoln
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There is really no crisis except an artificial one...If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the trouble will come to an end. Abraham Lincoln
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I don't s'pose anybody on earth likes gingerbread better'n I do-and gets less'n I do. Abraham Lincoln
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With malice towards none; with charity for all.... Abraham Lincoln
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If they do kill me, I shall never die another death. Abraham Lincoln
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I have never united myself to any church because I found difficulty in giving my assent without mental reservation to the long, complicated statements of Christian doctrine which characterize the articles of belief and the usual confession of faith. Abraham Lincoln
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I hold that while a man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind. Abraham Lincoln
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There is no greater injustice than to wring your profits from the sweat of another man's brow. Abraham Lincoln
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All the armies of Europe combined could not by force make a track upon the Blue Ridge, or take a drink from the Ohio. If we are to be destroyed, we must do it ourselves. Abraham Lincoln
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Not everything you read on the internet is true Abraham Lincoln
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Everything you see on the internet is real. Abraham Lincoln
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The problem with a politician's quote on Facebook is you do' know whether or not they really said it. Abraham Lincoln
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You can't help the poor by being one of them. Abraham Lincoln
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A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically. It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods. With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. Abraham Lincoln
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The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. Abraham Lincoln
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The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance. We hoped for a happy termination of this terrible war long before this; but God knows best, and has ruled otherwise. We shall yet acknowledge His wisdom, and our own error therein. Meanwhile we must work earnestly in the best lights He gives us, trusting that so working still conduces to the great ends He ordains. Surely He intends some great good to follow this mighty convulsion, which no mortal could make, and no mortal could stay. Abraham Lincoln
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The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust. Abraham Lincoln
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It is your business to rise up and preserve the Union and liberty, for yourselves, and not for me. I desire they shall be constitutionally preserved. Abraham Lincoln
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So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government; and so to resist force, employed for its destruction, by force, for its preservation. Abraham Lincoln
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Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
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A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure. Abraham Lincoln
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He who represents himself has a fool for a client Abraham Lincoln
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A man is about as happy as he makes up his mind to be. Abraham Lincoln
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I know there is a God, and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming, and I know that his hand is in it. If He has a place and work for me - and I think He has - I believe I am ready. Abraham Lincoln
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I agree with you, Mr. Chairman, that the working men are the basis of all governments, for the plain reason that they are the more numerous, and as you added that those were the sentiments of the gentlemen present, representing not only the working class, but citizens of other callings than those of the mechanic, I am happy to concur with you in these sentiments, not only of the native born citizens, but also of the Germans and foreigners from other countries. Abraham Lincoln
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The land-grant university system is being built on behalf of the people, who have invested in these public universities their hopes, their support, and their confidence. Abraham Lincoln
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Rules of living Don't worry, eat three square meals a day,say your prayers, be courteous to your creditors, keep your digestion good,steer clear of biliousness,exercise, go slow and go easy. May be there are other things that your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these, i reckon, will give you a good life. Abraham Lincoln
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I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him. Abraham Lincoln
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The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds. Abraham Lincoln
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The very spot where grew the bread that formed my bones, I see. How strange, old field, on thee to tread, and feel I'm part of thee. Abraham Lincoln
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Government should stand behind its currency and credit and the bank deposits of the nation. No individual should suffer a loss of money through depreciation or inflated currency of Bank bankruptcy. Abraham Lincoln
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Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object Abraham Lincoln
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I cannot imaging anyone looking at the sky and denying God. Abraham Lincoln
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There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two, so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded. Abraham Lincoln
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